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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on Vista System

23 Aug 2009   #1
stefanb

vista
 
 
Install Windows 7 on Vista System

hi

I would want to keep my programs and structures and install windows 7 on my vista without deinstalling my OS and on the same partition

will that work?


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24 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

You may upgrade your Windows Vista to Windows 7. Just pop the Windows 7 DVD in and run setup. It will check your computer to make sure that it will run on your hardware AND for compatibility issues between installed programs and Windows 7

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

BTW What edition of Windows Vista are your running? Ex. Home Premium, Business, Ultimate?
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24 Aug 2009   #3
jamesfed

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

Just make sure you get one of the upgrade packages such as this one from Amazon UK-
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-PC/dp/B002DUCMT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1251148609&sr=8-1"]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software[/ame]

Also remember if you have a 32bit OS at the moment and want to go 64bit (which I strongly advise) you need to do a clean wipe and install; if thats the case you can use Easy Transfer to take your documents with you but not your applications.
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24 Aug 2009   #4
stefanb

vista
 
 
windows 7?

hey

i have windows vista home premium.

so would it then work to "upgrade" my system without harming the structurse and without having to reinstall anything? is that correct?
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24 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stefanb View Post
hey

i have windows vista home premium.

so would it then work to "upgrade" my system without harming the structurse and without having to reinstall anything? is that correct?
indeed...read the link I provided above to see the entire process laid out
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24 Aug 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There have been many, many posts, and I agree, that the upgrade you want is not the best way to go. Both from the standpoint of a quality OS and time taken to upgrade, it is better to do a clean install.

If you use Windows Easy Transfer, and back up all your files, you will be much happier with a clean install.
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25 Aug 2009   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
There have been many, many posts, and I agree, that the upgrade you want is not the best way to go. Both from the standpoint of a quality OS and time taken to upgrade, it is better to do a clean install.

If you use Windows Easy Transfer, and back up all your files, you will be much happier with a clean install.
I agree, less problems with a clean install and it also ends up being faster. Best to back everything up and use a clean install. Best thing about Win7 is the ten minute installation time.
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